PDA

View Full Version : General Questions


Pages : 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471 472 473 474 475 476 477 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 499 500 501 502 503 504 505 506 507 508 509 510 511 512 513 514 515 516 517 518 519 520 521 522 523 524 525 526 527 528 529 530 531 532 533 534 535 536 537 538 539 540 541 542 543 544 545 546 547 548 549 550 551 552 553 554 555 556 557 558 559 560 561 562 563 564 565 566 567 568 569 570 571 572 573 574 575 576 577 578 579 580 581 582 583 584 585 586 587 588 589 590 591 592 593 594 595 596 597 598 599 600 601 602 603 604 605 606 607 608 609 610 611 612 613 614 615 616 617 618 619 620 621 622 623 624 625 626 627 628 629 630 631 632 633 634 635 636 637 638 639 640 641 642 643 644 645 646 647 648 649 650 651 652 653 654 655 656 657 658 659 660 661 662 663 664 665 666 667 668 669 670 671 672 673 674 675 676 677 678 679 680 681 682 683 684 685 686 687 688 689 690 691 692 693 694 695 696 697 698 699 700 701 702 703 704 705 706 707 708 709 710 711 712 713 714 715 716 717 718 719 720 721 722 723 724 725 726 727 728 729 730 731 732 733 734 735 736 737 738 739 740 741 742 743 744 745 746 747 748 749 750 751 752 753 754 755 756 757 758 759 760 761 762 763 764 765 766 767 768 769 770 771 772 773 774 775 776 777 778 779 780 781 782 783 784 785 786 787 788 789 790 791 792 793 794 795 796 797 798 799 800 801 802 803 804 805 806 807 808 809 810 811 812 813 814 815 816 817 818 819 820 821 822 823 824 825 826 827 828 829 830 831 832 833 834 835 836 837 838 839 840 841 842 843 844 845 846 847 848 849 850 851 852 853 854 855 856 857 858 859 860 861 862 863 864 865 866 867 868 869 870 871 872 873 874 875 876 877 878 879 880 881 882 883 884 885 886 887 888 889 890 891 892 893 894 895 896 [897] 898 899 900 901 902 903 904 905 906 907 908 909 910 911 912 913 914 915 916 917 918 919 920 921 922 923 924 925 926 927 928 929 930 931 932

  1. Voynich Manuscript
  2. Is there a general catch-all term for the "Street" part of a street name?
  3. What happens to iTunes when you move?
  4. What was this hawk doing in my back yard?
  5. Why does external HD (judging by its lights) never stops puttering, even after 10 hrs of CPU sleep?
  6. lowest satellite orbiting the moon
  7. ass over tea kettle
  8. How do flight upgrades work?
  9. Any solutions to fixing this wobbly bar table?
  10. Russians Hanging Carpets on the Walls
  11. +10% gift card on tax rebate -- how is that profitable?
  12. Backup Strategy.
  13. Canada goose nests in urban areas
  14. AMRAAMs on wingtips and Sidewinders on pylons
  15. Best Way to Kill Widespread Poison Oak?
  16. Relandscaping questions
  17. DSL hardware question
  18. "Search programs and files" doesn't work
  19. The Straight Dope On ESP.
  20. Political donations fraud
  21. What accounts for an extremely low house-purchase price?
  22. How similar are neuronal and transistor networks?
  23. Recovery rates for chemotherapy
  24. What are the benefits of paying off your house?
  25. Is it "cheating" to save 1080p into 4K to preserve quality?
  26. How do they project election results nowadays?
  27. Storm Chasing Question
  28. Dowsing with pictures of people
  29. What would Bronze Age people have used as the nearest thing to plastic or rubber?
  30. What do pharmacists really do?
  31. Would/could a container ship stop for a guy drifting in the ocean?
  32. How does the IRS handle returns for which documentation is lost/destroyed?
  33. How do ultra-orthodox Jewish men get those perfect side curls?
  34. Titan: sunlight breaks down methane to form ethane. Huh?
  35. The Great Kersten Blunder: was it real?
  36. Practical uses for extreme human physical/mental abilities?
  37. What differentiates a living cell from an irreversibly dead cell?
  38. Windows Gurus-- sorting question
  39. Frequent cell phone "calls" that register but don't ring
  40. Sex and digestion
  41. Is paper a carbon sink?
  42. Slow Network Speeds only on One PC
  43. Pay rate and paid time off calculation question.
  44. Ethane and Intoxication
  45. Expensive stuff ... I mean really, REALLY expensive!
  46. Individual stations cutting out on car radio
  47. Question about HIPAA.
  48. HIPAA for dead people
  49. How practical is it for a college student age American to get temporary work in the UK?
  50. Are headhunters as common as they once were and ....
  51. Can I use Skype to view the other person's desktop?
  52. Ramifications of Self-Driving Cars?
  53. Can I turn off "pending restart" updates in Win10
  54. What is this stuff which is sold as Non-Alcoholic Wine?
  55. Bleach, outdoor bleach, germicidal bleach whats the difference?
  56. Indian customs question
  57. Servants and self-grooming (specifically Victorian-Edwardian)
  58. What would happen if cosmonauts landed in the USA?
  59. Recovery/healing time for dental implants
  60. Apollo 13 question
  61. Hilux pronunciation
  62. commercial aircraft reverse thrust questions
  63. power of attorney
  64. Phone <=> Car Bluetooth connection
  65. Stats: Correct Use of Binomial Distribution
  66. What if Mars orbited Venus?
  67. Why do you get flushed and sweaty just before you barf?
  68. Relation between arrested people and police.
  69. Which Muslim Countries Require Women to Wear A "Headscarf" and Ones That Don't? Need Definitive List
  70. My Everest helicopter tour
  71. Bullet-Proof Vests
  72. How to calculate lock combinations
  73. Tiny brown bugs
  74. Furnace question
  75. How can I make a single wireless network over my whole house?
  76. Sub surface Minas de Riotino, Spain
  77. How could a highly advanced civilization generate energy from inside an event horizon
  78. Melting aluminum on a blacksmith forge
  79. What would it be like to orbit the moon at an altitude of one inch?
  80. What is the difference of Low, Average or High IQ in people?
  81. Out of shape - Best pain relievers for muscle pain after exercise
  82. battery run-down
  83. What is Socratic.org up to?
  84. Calculate leakage in 1" PVC with known pressure.
  85. How much more would a laptop cost if it was built in America?
  86. Shelf life of opened wood filler?
  87. How to patch a hole in my orthotics?
  88. How To Search But Exclude Videos
  89. Jewish Racial Inclusionism (is that a word?)
  90. F*** It, I finally lost my downloads window in iTunes. Any solution?
  91. Sweating
  92. Question regarding Europeans "secretly" fishing in Atlantic waters close to North America pre-1492
  93. Diesel Fuel Plate
  94. How did "Mississippi" become the state name used when counting seconds?
  95. Water outage: How long to let it run?
  96. Could spiders ever get as big as coconut crabs?
  97. Penis pointing: how/why does Throckmorton's sign in urology work?
  98. Help me build this bike
  99. Stopping the "pop-ups" asking you to enter email
  100. Whatever happenned to the gearless transmission?
  101. My lawnmower won't start
  102. Legally required to do anything with dead person's passport, etc?
  103. Old-fashioned answering machines don't work on today's phone lines?
  104. removing stuck plastic wall clean-out plugs
  105. Question regarding the name of a mathematical symbol
  106. Aging metrics in lab test?
  107. How are complex biological systems (like the Krebs cycle) figured out?
  108. Ipads are a student safety issue?
  109. Are there any countries whose passports are NOT considered property of their governments?
  110. DNA Markers and the Law
  111. Naming drugs
  112. Where does this saying come from?
  113. Is there a specific name for this kind of ornate staff used in costumes?
  114. Does anybody else get that 'internal bowel movement pain' occasionally?
  115. A knight charges a parked car on horseback. The result?
  116. Fasting - can a Fat person live significantly longer than a thin person?
  117. Speed of Light question.
  118. How sensitive are our brains to time?
  119. How do you call a foreign country?
  120. If I ingested 100 molecules of C-14 - what will be the residence time ?
  121. Artificial Turf ?
  122. When was the last time both presidential candidates had the same home state?
  123. Piss like a race horse
  124. Help diagnose this transmission issue in my Jeep
  125. Finding last week's news on the Web
  126. Is the mob (Mafia) still a thing?
  127. Hiding VPN
  128. Quantum computers
  129. Finding older Kelley Blue Book car values
  130. Speed of light: Changing the celestial speed limit- I can't drive 3x10^8 m/s!
  131. GQs about ogoing NHS doctor's strike in the U.K.
  132. Blown gasket straight after a service?
  133. Any countries left with racist laws on the books?
  134. GFCI and my treadmill
  135. Renting a Car from Expedia...When do I pay?
  136. Did a lightning strike kill my lightswitch?
  137. New drug called W-18
  138. Can you make a portable device that will automatically measure the interior dimensions of a shoe?
  139. Quick question about Clinton's email server
  140. "Voluntary manslaughter"?
  141. DOS/batch file question
  142. Apple Music deletes your hard drive?
  143. Prius battery life
  144. RJ-45 used with a telphone
  145. Looking for information on illegal Mexican Immigrant crime
  146. Picaridin and Geraniol Bug Repellants
  147. What has happened to Safeway's store brands?
  148. Huh. Strange. . . Has anyone ever had a laptop power supply konk out?
  149. What are the penalties for posessing the illegal number?
  150. Murder committed by numerous assailants
  151. Thou shalt bake the chicken pot pie 62 - 65 minutes. No more, no less.
  152. Clinton's e-mail
  153. Animated PNGS
  154. "Bluebird" as "Windfall"
  155. flea advice for my cat
  156. BSP and NPT threads - compatible?
  157. Clogged drain
  158. Passenger Aircraft Landing Questions: How Fast Is It Moving When The Wheels Hit The Ground?
  159. Record player hum
  160. Preserving newsprint
  161. How does your country observe a minute of silence to honor war victims?
  162. Why does the body create inferior tissue (scars) to heal wounds?
  163. How does Facebook know who my brother-in-law is?!
  164. What do you call this type of classroom projector?
  165. Question about what "disabilities" are...
  166. Why is my AC unit measuring 120 V at the contactor?
  167. 1) What is the hardest part of reducing a nuclear bomb's size? 2) What is Lil' Kim looking thru?
  168. How is the wife of a knight who is also a dame addressed?
  169. Mixing grout with sealer problems
  170. When and where was the last place you could legally own a slave?
  171. Block foundations versus poured concrete
  172. Questions about a investing type of a business
  173. Proper Spelling of "County's" inre County Tournament
  174. Double Jeopardy and Multiple Acts
  175. Changing colour of your skin
  176. Filming, taping... recording?
  177. How can I REALLY get scratches out of my glasses?
  178. Oil in car expires?
  179. My lawn grass has stopped growing
  180. Identify this Native American relic.
  181. What was the deal with Abe Lincoln's eyes.
  182. How did they deal with money back in the old days?
  183. Shipping via railway
  184. A possible military punishment?
  185. What have been the closest family member deaths of a U.S. President while in office?
  186. Can I use Adobe Creative Cloud on my Mac?
  187. Feral hog problem
  188. Is this sentence grammatical?
  189. propellers
  190. What are these buildings for?
  191. How far back do various national stereotypes go?
  192. Do fish ever die due to a forest fire?
  193. Oil well water disposal question (related to 60 Minutes 5/8/16)
  194. Flushing baby wipes
  195. Could a rifle shot detonate 19th century dynomite?
  196. Chromecast in a motel/hotel
  197. Reduce foot swelling: Foot above ankle or heart?
  198. Self-driving trains?
  199. Estate taxes for non-resident US citizens
  200. What programming approach for continuously building data file over weeks and years?
  201. What is the scientific explanation for these observations? [Lighthouses seen from a distance]
  202. Was survival possible for paraplegics 100+ years ago?
  203. Phones, GPS, and Faraday Cages
  204. Continuous Paganism in Europe?
  205. Do deaf people have good vision?
  206. "bade:" past tense for "bid" in the auction sense?
  207. What drains the CPU when nothing else is open?
  208. Call your politician!
  209. What would make a person's heart no longer able to pump?
  210. Where does the AARP get its information?
  211. A very long vacuum tube
  212. Generic Store Brands Discontinued in Favor of Name Brands?
  213. Is infertility most-commonly (or even often) caused by promiscuity?
  214. air-conditioning and global warming
  215. Would it be more efficient to turn down/off water heaters the way we do HVAC when we're not home?
  216. What happened to my iPhone?
  217. Car salesman asked how I owed on my trade in.
  218. Why do people throw up if they drink a lot?
  219. why do we have fingernails instead of claws?
  220. What's a 911 community?
  221. How did diamonds become a girl's best friend?
  222. What's the correct way to pronounce Ramanujan?
  223. Why do they rush you home so quick after surgery
  224. Bullet Proof Glass
  225. Were there ever any 6-limbed animals other than insects?
  226. Military Draft Question
  227. Clockwise
  228. Foreign ownership of essential services
  229. Agent Orange use in Vietnam
  230. Renting vs buying question
  231. A question about real estate comps
  232. Economic limit to wood pellet fuel
  233. Translate this Chinese writing?
  234. Is it true I shouldn't put a paper bag in the refrigerator because it will create a pocket of warm a
  235. flying: seat belts and turbulence-related injuries
  236. artillery: high arc, or low arc?
  237. Harriet Tubman's legacy
  238. Vibrating a wound for faster healing?
  239. pressure loss when combining water lines
  240. Local news finding people
  241. Lunar Lava Tubes and Water
  242. Saving Audiofiles From YouTube
  243. Spiders, Spiders EVERYWHERE!
  244. What is the proper answer to this math problem (from youtube).
  245. what's wrong with my iPhone compass?
  246. What were these cops looking for?
  247. did the fda mandate that all pet food had to be humanly edible?
  248. Why don't they wake people in a coma through pain?
  249. Prime Number Pattern
  250. How were ivory dice made?

Send questions for Cecil Adams to: cecil@straightdope.com

Send comments about this website to: webmaster@straightdope.com

Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

Advertise on the Straight Dope!
(Your direct line to thousands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks.)

Publishers - interested in subscribing to the Straight Dope?
Write to: sdsubscriptions@chicagoreader.com.

Copyright 2018 STM Reader, LLC.